Dorchester entrepreneur provides marketing to nonprofit sector

When Dorchester resident Michelle Miller Groves named her startup Social Good Marketing, she knew she would have to do something to impact the community. By targeting her integrated marketing services to nonprofits and setting up an internship program helping college ...

IBA looks to expand housing in South End, Lower Roxbury

Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, the Community Development Corporation that built and manages the Villa Victoria housing development, is looking to expand affordable housing opportunities in the South End and Lower Roxbury as well as its programming for area youth.

Northeastern University preps minority- and women-owned businesses for contracts

Northeastern University is launching a new initiative to help local and minority-owned and women-owned businesses build their capacity to win contracts from Northeastern and other large institutions.

Community mulls pros, cons of bid for olympics

The United States Olympic Committee’s announcement Jan. 8 that Boston will be its sole U.S. contender for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games — and that Franklin Park in Roxbury could be tapped as an event venue — has created a ...

Mayor Walsh touts gains in diversifying city leadership, pledges to work on education, housing issues

After a year in office, Mayor Martin Walsh has assembled a diverse cabinet and outlined plans to tackle some of the city’s more vexing problems, including a lack of affordable housing, educational inequality and poor relations between police and black ...

MLK legacy honored as protests continue

Last Thursday, demonstrators in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement stopped traffic on Interstate 93, chaining themselves to 1,200 pound concrete-filled barrels in an action that garnered international attention. Friday, members of the Massachusetts Legislative Black and Latino Caucus ...

In the news Greg Watson

Greg Watson will join the Schumacher Center's staff as Director of Policy and Systems Design.

Protesters stop traffic on I-93

In one of the boldest Greater Boston actions yet, anti-police violence protesters shut down traffic on Interstate 93 this morning, chaining themselves to steel barrels on the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway.

Dorchester residents slam police abuse, question complaint process

The meeting, convened by Rev. Jeffrey Brown, was meant to be a discussion about the city of Boston’s Community Ombudsman Oversight Panel (COOP), the three-member group that for the last seven years has provided community oversight of the Boston Police ...

Officers address homicide, race, community policing at Rox meeting

Boston Police Department Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross and Deputy Superintendent John Brown spoke Jan. 10 to a gathering of people who have lost loved ones to homicide in communities of color. The event, held at Roxbury’s Bethel Baptist Church, was organized ...

Department of Children and Families seeks volunteers

The Foster Care Review Unit makes decisions regarding children who have been in foster care for 6 months or longer, assessing how well their needs are being met and what progress has been made towards establishing them in a permanent ...

Chinatown/South End collaborative opens pathway to Whole Foods jobs

The Chinatown/South End Collaborative launched an effort last year to increase local and minority hiring at new retail stores in the neighborhood. Led by the Chinese Progressive Association, the effort included the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Castle Square Tenants Organization, ...

Walsh pledges investments in housing, education

Mayor Martin Walsh pledged to build on Boston’s strengths with investments in housing and education in his first state of the city address, delivered at Symphony Hall Tuesday.

Local activists recall King’s presence in Hub

Martin Luther King Jr. touched Boston and Boston touched him. Being in Boston was an important part of his life, and his presence here during the ’50s and ’60s is part of our history.

Business courses help stylist keep salon in the black

Erinn Danielle loves being a hair stylist. There is nothing the founder of Simply Erinn’s Unisex Salon in Cambridge would rather do with her day than help her customers feel great about their hair. But running a business is another ...